Definition of apointment
1. appointment [ n ] the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
Examples: "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
(The Atlanta Constitution...)
The jury also commented on the Fulton ordinary 's court which has been under_fire for its practices in the appointment of appraisers , guardians and administrators and the awarding of fees and compensation .
(The Dallas Morning News,...)
Marshall_Formby of Plainview , former chairman of the Texas_Highway_Commission , suggested a plan to fill by appointment future vacancies in the Legislature and Congress , eliminating the need for costly special elections .
(The New York Times,...)
The appointment was announced at a news_conference at which Skorich said he would retain two members of Shaw 's staff - Jerry_Williams and Charlie_Gauer .
The appointment of U_Thant of Burma as the U.N.'s Acting Secretary_General - at this writing , the choice appears to be certain - offers further proof that in politics it is more important to have no influential enemies than to have influential friends .
Whether the compromises - on both sides - that made_possible the interim appointment can then be repeated remains to be seen .Synonyms appointment naming designation assignment Related Terms decision nomination delegacy ordination co-option recognition delegate name
2. appointment [ n ] (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)Used in print:
(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
Scotty 's father sat sprawled in his chair , angular , alert as a cricket , looking about at the huge stainless-steel appointments of the room with an expression of proprietorship .Synonyms appointment fitting Related Terms furnishings plural
3. appointment [ n ] a meeting arranged in advance
Examples: "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
(Doris Miles Disney, Mrs. Meeker's Money....)
The secretary 's tone indicated that an appointment at such short notice was a concession for which Madden should be duly grateful .Synonyms date engagement appointment Related Terms meeting tryst blind_date double_date date go_steady
4. appointment [ n ] the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed
Examples: "he applied for an appointment in the treasury"
5. appointment [ n ] a person who is appointed to a job or positionSynonyms appointee appointment Related Terms person appoint
6. appointment [ n ] (law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment
Examples: "she allocated part of the trust to her church by appointment"
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